The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle

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Take a tour through Western Australian maritime history as you explore vessels salvaged from the sea at The Shipwreck Galleries. This museum is billed as the top maritime archaeology and shipwreck conservation museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See relics, such as cannons, hulls, and engines, from shipwrecks, dating back to the 17th century. Keep an eye out for the original Dutch vessel Batavia, which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Convicts built the museum in the 1850s, and today it sits in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. Make The Shipwreck Galleries a centerpiece of your Fremantle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fremantle travel itinerary maker.
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  • For many years I have been fascinated by the story of theBatavia and other VOC ships that ended up on the reefs and coast of Western Australia. I had wanted to visit the museum for ages and I was not ...  more »
  • I'm not really a museum fan, but this place is worth a quick visit. It's free, and it contains items and pieces recovered from a shipwreck that sank about 400 years ago (and additional items from othe...  more »
  • There aren't many museums in Perth which are given to WA history. This gem provides amazing insights into the European discovery of our coast caused by the ships running into it 400 years ago. Lovely ...  more »
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  • Great experience, shipwreck inside the building, very cool. wasnt expecting to be as entertained as I was.
  • A lot more interesting than expected, great venue to get a feel for the nautical history of WA and perfect to didn't an hour looking through the numerous displays.
  • amazing location for ancient ship parts and other marine equipment. It is free, unless you donate a few coins. It is close to everything in Fremantle. For, families with kids "try to be quite and smooth walking".
  • Great museum explaining 100 years of Dutch exploration of the Southland
  • Set your ISO to 400 and dive in for a treat very nice place:)!!